Stories

  • Singer Quits Cyrus To Start 'My New Venture'

    June 05, 2006

    Nicholas Singer has resigned from Cyrus Capital Partners to start his own firm, according to an e-mail obtained by AIN.

  • "We can be more creative than commercial banks that are regulated."

    June 02, 2006

    Jason Sugarman, president of MKA Capital Group Advisors, on the flexibility that hedge funds have in creating loan structures for lenders. A 12-month MKA loan, for example, has interest rates that start in the upper teens and can range higher than 30%.

  • Asset Alliance Eyes More Seedings

    June 02, 2006

    New York-based fund of funds firm Asset Alliance is planning to seed more hedge funds.

  • BNP Marketing Director Splits

    June 02, 2006

    Scott Kelley, director of hedge fund marketing for BNP Paribas Brokerage Services, recently departed the firm.

  • Boston Shop Launches Asia Fund

    June 02, 2006

    Venus Capital Management in Cambridge, Mass., is marketing a new event-driven fund of hedge funds with a focus on India.

  • Brompton Cross To Make PE/VC Deals

    June 02, 2006

    Brompton Cross Capital Advisers, a hedge fund firm started by SAC Capital Advisors veteran Storm Boswick, will engage in both venture capital and private equity deals, according to an investor document.

  • Completed Searches

    June 02, 2006

  • Conn. Firm Completes Asian Energy Projects

    June 02, 2006

    Darien, Conn.-based private equity firm FE Clean Energy Group's Global Asia Clean Energy Services Fund recently made investments in energy efficiency projects throughout Asia, according to George Sorenson, founder.

  • Data Zone

    June 02, 2006

    The table below displays some of the top performing mult-strategy funds, according to data provided by Eurekahedge.

  • Gottex To Target Onshore U.S. Investors

    June 02, 2006

    Gottex Fund Management, the $5.2 billion Swiss fund of hedge funds firm, is gearing up to make its first-ever push for U.S. onshore assets.

  • Hedge Funds Face More PIPEs Enforcement Actions

    June 02, 2006

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has more enforcement actions brewing against hedge funds involved in private investments in public equity transactions, according to AIN sister publication Compliance Reporter.

  • Hedge Funds Lending To SMEs

    June 02, 2006

    Stepping into a market underserved by commercial banks, hedge funds are loaning capital to small- and medium-sized enterprises and packaging these so-called corporate finance funds as investment strategies.

  • Homm Readies Activist Fund

    June 02, 2006

    Absolute Capital Management, the Palma de Mallorca, Spain-based firm founded by well-known manager Florian Homm, is planning to roll out an activist fund in July

  • ITT Reviews PE, Hedge Funds

    June 02, 2006

    ITT Industries could increase its 20% exposure to hedge funds and will review whether to cut back its 10% private equity portfolio.

  • Liongate To Launch Second Fund

    June 02, 2006

    London-based fund of hedge funds firm Liongate Capital Management will launch its second fund in the next couple of months.

  • Martin Currie Plans Consumer Fund

    June 02, 2006

    Edinburgh-based Martin Currie Investment Management, with around $1 billion in alternatives, has kick-started a consumer hedge fund strategy internally, with a view to launching it as a fund at a later date.

  • New Searches Table

    June 02, 2006

  • Phoenix Ramps Up For Asset Push

    June 02, 2006

    New York-based Phoenix Investment Adviser is building its infrastructure ahead of anticipated asset growth.

  • Potential Searches Table

    June 02, 2006

  • Progressive Duo Jump Ship To Morley

    June 02, 2006

    Ian Lancaster and James Follows, two hedge fund managers at Progressive Alternative Investments in London, are leaving the firm to join asset management giant Morley Fund Management.

  • R.I. Portfolio Acquires Fragrance Co.

    June 02, 2006

    FFG Holdings, a portfolio company of $1.8 billion Providence, R.I., private equity firm Nautic Partners, has acquired Western Flavors and Fragrances at a price between $10 million and $15 million.

  • Rhombus MD Splits

    June 02, 2006

    Greg Heyman has departed New York-based Rhombus Capital Management, where he was managing director, to become coo of Miura Global Partners.

  • Sentinel Acquires Healthcare Company

    June 02, 2006

    New York-based private equity firm Sentinel Capital Partners recently acquired a home healthcare provider.

  • SoCal Startup To Roll Out Small-Cap Strat

    June 02, 2006

    San Diego-based Glacier Bay Capital is expected to launch its first fund, long/short small-cap Glacier Bay Partners in July, according to Adam Leitzes, one of the portfolio managers.

  • Steel Sounds Red Alert In Battle With Laundry Co.

    June 02, 2006

    Activist hedge fund firm Steel Partners is continuing its struggle against linen launderer Angelica Corporation. Warren Lichtenstein's firm is crying foul over corporate governance matters, and is particularly irked that the company pushed its annual meeting back to October, according to a letter to the board.

  • Stenham Gold Fund Rides 25-Year High

    June 02, 2006

    Stenham Asset Management's SGL Gold fund of funds was up 11.19% in April on the back of a 25-year high for the precious metal.

  • The Long & Short Of It

    June 02, 2006

    Going Short: Hamilton Bird, David Newton and Douglas Scott.

  • Westport To Launch Private Equity, Hedge Funds

    June 02, 2006

    Westport Capital Partners, formed by a team of real estate investors from Los Angeles-based Oaktree Capital Management, will launch a hedge fund and a private equity fund at the end of the month.

  • Ex-Blackstone MD Ready To Launch New Firm

    June 01, 2006

    The former head of private equity at The Blackstone Group and a former head of distressed securities at Angelo, Gordon are about to launch Centerbridge Capital Partners with a $3 billion fund, reports AIN sister publication Corporate Financing Week.


 

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